Pearl and the Beard kicked off the program with a joyous set, showing off seamless harmonies and material that ranged from thunderous alt-country to jaunty indie-pop. Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles dazzled the crowd with their skilled instrumentals, Mackenzie’s percussion and Price’s cello acting as a definite standout. Pearl and the Beard’s most recent release is 2014’s Beast—keep an ear out because they’ll definitely be a band to watch.